Underwritng Research-Lead Consultant

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Job Description

Job Family Summary:

The Underwriting Research family is responsible for the establishment of standards and policy for the evaluation of risk during underwriting.

Job Summary:

This position has responsibility for providing effective risk management in support of our corporate goals and current risk tolerance. The purpose of this position it to promote and facilitate the organization’s continuing efforts to improve processes, procedures, systems and overall results.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Completes cost/benefit analysis after extensive review of new guidelines and/or underwriting requirements
  • Partners with Medical team, Technical Chief Underwriter and other team members in creation of underwriting policy
  • Advises and presents recommendations to leadership team, including presenting the recommendations for agreement to move forward or confirming why not to make a change
  • May also work on reviewing decisions from our newly built automated decision engine to determine if the rules are accurate and where we need to make changes
  • Analysis of underwriting trends including, analyzing reports on declined cases, looking for patterns by age, amount, product type, or agent
  • Identifies where processes or guidelines need to be updated, completes the analysis and presents the findings.
  • Assists with review of early claims and surrounding process
  • Participates in cross-functional team (including legal, compliance and other AOR’s) in review of new laws and determines impact to underwriting process
  • Builds strong working relationships with individuals from multiple departments
  • Analyze relevant processes, systems and technology and devise/implement solutions that improve organizational productivity along with adherence to underwriting guidelines
  • Understands eApplication, eUnderwriting, and other vendor provided requirements to be sure that current and proposed guidelines remain in sync with underwriting policy and procedures.
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience

There is potential for this poisiton to be a remote position.

Job Qualifications

  • Advanced Medical and Financial underwriting knowledge
  • Knowledge of state regulations as they impact our underwriting guidelines
  • Expert oral/written communication & documentation skills
  • Advanced knowledge of underwriting systems and processes including the ability to analyze data, identify trends, draw conclusions and present sound recommendations for improvements
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Minimum 10 years LIFE underwriting experience
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • FLMI and/or FALU preferred but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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